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Agenda

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Friday, Saturday   JUNE 2,3

Arrive at Chicago International Airport

Check-in at the hotel

Chicago

Sunday, JUNE 4

8:00 - 10:00

Breakfast at the Hotel

10:00-all day

Tour and Sightseeing Chicago

13:00

Lunch at Cheesecake Factory

19:00

Dinner at 95th floor Signature Room

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Monday, JUNE 5

8:00

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:00

Meet and Greet Attorneys

Introduction to the U.S. Legal System:

The U.S. Constitution

Federal and State Jurisdiction

Special Resources for International Attorneys:

  • U.S.-based Attorneys as Your Partners / Affiliation Opportunities;

  • Legal Representation for Your Clients in the United States;

  • Legal Representation Agreements;

  • Zoom and in Person Meetings with You and Your Clients;

  • U.S. Immigration Issues for Your Clients;

  • Business Consultancy and Accounting in the U.S. for Your Clients;

  • Banking Resources in the U.S. for Your Clients;

  • Recruiting Resources in the U.S. for Your Clients;

  • Advertising and Marketing in the U.S. for Your Clients;

  • Investment Opportunities in the U.S. for Your Clients. 

13:30-14:30

Lunch served at Northfield Plaza

Business Law

Corporate Structures and Governance:

 

  • Corporations;       

  • LLC and Series LLC;

  • Joint Ventures and Limited Partnerships;

  • Corporate Governance;

  • Legal Services;
     

Transactions:
 

  • Contract Law; 

  • Uniform Commercial Code – UCC.

  • Franchises.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions;

  • Real Estate Transactions; 

  • Legal Services.

 

Commercial Litigation and Civil Procedure:

 

  • Conflict of Laws;

  • Judgment Enforcement;

  • Personal and Corporate Liability;

  • Legal Services.

Q & A Session

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Tuesday, JUNE 6

8:00-8:45

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:15

Seminar

Import / Export and Customs Issues: 

 

  • Import Process & Customs Issues;

  • Import Consulting;

  • Export Process, Licensing & Agreements;

  • UFLPA for Importers;

  • Export Due Diligence Reviews;

  • Technology Control Plans;

  • Technology Classification Under EAR and ITAR;

  • Duty Drawback Recovery;

  • Product Classification;

  • Foreign Trade Zones.

13:00

Lunch served at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant 

Introduction to the U.S. Taxation System

 

  • Basic Concepts of Income Tax;

  • Residents and Non-Residents;

  • Business Entities; 

  • Tax Payment or Withholding;

  • State Variations;

  • Capital Gains Tax;

  • Payroll Taxes.

19:00

Dinner at Jibek Jolu Restaurant

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Wednesday, JUNE 7

8:00-8:45

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:15

Seminar 

Starting and Managing a Business in the U.S. for Non-Residents:

Start-Up

  • Purchase an Existing Business;

  • Merge with or Acquire a U.S. Based Company;

  • Business Management Resources;

  • Staffing Resources;

  • Accounting and Business Consulting;

  • Intellectual Property Issues.

 

Business-Based Visas

Inter-Company Transferee Visa L-1:

  • Executives L-1A;

  • Managers and Specialists L-1B;

  • Blanket Petition L-1 Visa;

  • Period of Stay; 

  • Terms and Conditions / Family Members;

  • Application Process;

  • Documentary Evidence;

Examples and Practical Applications:

  • Starting Your U.S. Affiliate;

  • Staffing Your U.S. Affiliate / Finding U.S. Employees;

  • Business Consultants;

  • Accounting Services;

  • Business Brokerage Services;

  • Legal Representation.

13:30-14:30

Lunch served at Northfield Plaza

Investments in business in the USA.  

  Investor Visa E-2:

  • Treaty Countries,

  • Substantial Amount of Capital Invested, Definition;

  • Marginal Enterprises, Definition;

  • Period of Stay;

  • Executive or Supervisory Duties or Special Qualifications;

  • Terms and Conditions / Family Members;

  • Application Process;

  • Documentary Evidence;

 

    Examples and Practical Applications:

 

  • Starting Your U.S. Company; 

  • Staffing Your U.S. Company / Finding U.S. Employees;

  • Business Consultants;

  • Accounting Services;

  • Business Brokerage Services;

  • Legal Representation.

Q & A Session     |   Individual Consultations and Workshops

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Thursday, JUNE 8

8:00-8:45

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:15

Seminar 

Employment-Based Visas and Immigration.

Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement O-1 Visa:

 

  • O-1A Extraordinary Ability in Sciences, Education, Business, or Athletics;

  • O-1B Extraordinary Ability in the Arts or Extraordinary Achievement in Motion Picture or Television Industry;

  • O-2 Individuals Accompanying O-1 Artist / Athlete to assist in Performances;

  • Eligibility;

  • Documentary Evidence / Consultation Letters;

  • Terms and Conditions / Family Members;

  • Application Process;

  • Changing Employers;

  • Self-Employment / Self-Petitioning Options.

 

Examples and Practical Applications

  • National Interest Waiver (NIW):

  • Waive Labor Certification;

  • EB-2 Visa / Permanent Residency;

  • Documentary Evidence;

  • Application Process;

  • Family Members

 

Examples and Practical Applications

13:30-14:30

Lunch served at Northfield Plaza

Employment-Based Visas and Immigration.

 

H-1B Specialty Occupations: 

 

  • Employers;

  • Registration Process / Lottery Process;

  • Labor Conditions Application;

  • H-1B Cap;

  • Period of Stay / Family Members;

  • Changing Employers;

  • Recruiting Services / Opportunities;

  • IT Specialists, Market Needs, Strategies and Opportunities;

  • Amazon Traders, Market Needs, Strategies and Opportunities;

  • Recruiters, Market Needs, Strategies and Opportunities;

  • STEM, Market Needs, Strategies and Opportunities;

  • Self-Petitioning Opportunities;

 

 Examples and Practical Applications.

Q & A Session     

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Friday, JUNE 9

8:00-8:45

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:15

Seminar

Employment-Based Visas and Immigration.

      

EB-1:

  • Extraordinary Ability / Criteria;

  • Outstanding Professors and Researchers;

  • Multinational Managers or Executives;

  • Application Process / Family Members;

  • Documentary Evidence.

 

        Health Care Workers / Nurses:

  • Health Care Worker Certification;

  • Health Care Occupations Requiring a Certification;

  • Nurses;

    • Schedule A Occupations for EB-2 / EB-3,

    • H-1C Registered Nurse,

    • Recruiting Opportunities.

  • Organizations Authorized to Issue Health Care Worker
     

       Certifications;

  • Educational Evaluations and Educational Equivalency;

  • Application Process / Family Members;

  • Terms and Conditions;

  • Job Placement and Recruiting Services / Opportunities;

                                               

Examples and Practical Applications.

13:30-14:30

Lunch served at Northfield Plaza

Employment-Based Visas and Immigration:

 

EB-2 Visa / EB-3 Visa / Permanent Residency

 

  • Advanced Degree;

  • Exceptional Ability;

  • Professionals;

  • Skilled Workers;

  • Unskilled Workers;

  • Employer Requirements and Documentary Evidence;

  • Employee Requirements;

  • Documentary Evidence;

  • Application Process / Family members / Adjustment of Status;

  • Finding International Employees / Recruiting Services;

  • Finding Employers in the U.S.  / Job Placement Services;

  • Examples and Practical Applications.

Q & A Session     

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Monday, JUNE 12

8:00-8:45

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:15

Seminar

Education & Culture issues:

 

  • Study in the U.S.A.;

  • Scholarships & Exchanges;

  • Cultural & Other Exchanges:

  • P-3 Artist or Entertainer Coming to U.S. as Part of Culturally Unique Program;

    • Performers, Coaches, Artists, or Entertainers;

    • Eligibility Criteria;

    • Support Personnel;

    • Application Process;

    • Period of Stay / Terms and Conditions;

    • Documentation / Consultation Letters;

    • Changing Employers;

Examples and Practical Applications.

13:30-14:30

Lunch served at Northfield Plaza

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Tuesday, JUNE 13

8:00-8:30

Breakfast at Northfield Plaza

9:00

Annual Retail SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT, CHICAGO at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago IL

The 4th Annual D3 Retail and Supply Chain Summit is an event that connects 400+ supply chain executives into one energizing space. This year’s speakers include supply chain officers, logistics experts and CEOs from major companies, such as Best Buy, La-Z-Boy, Glossier, The Home Depot and more. The main topics for discussions at this upcoming event are inventory visibility and optimization, warehouse logistics and network design.

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